It is common to think that alcohol and other drugs are problems of those
individuals who cannot resist temptation. People are of course different
from one another, but there is no proof that individual behavior, including
alcohol and other drug use, is profoundly influenced by social and physical
A wide range of strategies has been implemented in different countries to address the reasons for the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs. Critical evaluation of various models led to the synthesis model, which recognizes the multifactor origin of substance abuse. According to this model, a complex of individual, substance-specific and social factors engenders drug dependence. Such a condition may be expressed by the interrelation of the following factors: person – drug – society.
This article attempts to analyze certain peculiarities of these factors in Georgia.